Carruthers Geocorona Observatory

The Carruthers Geocorona Observatory will observe Earth from space. The mission will capture light from Earth’s geocorona, the part of the outer atmosphere that emits ultraviolet light.

NASA named the observatory after George R. Carruthers.

The Carruthers Geocorona Observatory is supporting the Space Weather Explorers Week outreach program here.

This colorized image of Earth in ultraviolet (UV) light was taken from the surface of the Moon by the Far Ultraviolet Camera/Spectrograph designed and built by Dr. George R. Carruthers. Credit: G. Carruthers (NRL) et al./Far UV Camera/NASA/Apollo 16